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Get involved...

There are many ways to get involved.

Share

Share your opinions about what health outcomes you think are important to study, and how health could be improved for adults with autism by joining our Facebook group. This research study requires you to read and understand a consent document before we can add you to the group.

Join & Share!

Influence

Join our Community Council, autistic adults who are advocates for improved health and have an interest in working on a collaborative team on the shared vision of AASET.

Experience

Come to our conference to help us prioritize what next research questions should be asked, what interventions developed, and how to stay involved. Save the date: July 11th, 2017, Milwaukee, WI. Agenda and registration available April, 2017.

Register & Attend!

Why it's important
  • Less than 1% of national funding addresses topics impacting adults with autism (IACC, 2012)
  • There are nearly 500,000 individuals who are aging into adulthood with autism, many without a medial home or an adult healthcare provider who understand adult health.
  • Adults with autism are significantly more likely to have psychiatric, immune, cardiovascular, metabolic, endocrine, neurologic, and gastrointestinal conditions than same-aged adults without autism (Croen, 2015)
  • Many health conditions experienced more frequently by adults with autism are preventable, including hypertension, obesity, depression and mental health conditions, and diabetes.
  • Early death has been reported among adults with autism, as compared to same age adults without autism (Bilder et al., 2013)
  • Adults with autism have a voice and a perspective about their health that has not been shared with the research and medical community.
  • We Need Adults with Autism to Advocate!—what are health outcomes and health interventions that you would prefer?
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Autistic Adults

11.5
times more likely to die
40
times greater risk of death in autistic women
5
times more likely to attempt suicide
500,000
autistic individuals aging into adulthood

In the future you can donate

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